Welcome to the West! A region of the country that features a little bit of everything – beaches 🏖️, forests 🌲, mountains ⛰️, and even deserts 🌵! Here, the food offerings are just as diverse as the landscape. Locals are passionate about finding the best fresh seafood and sushi, burgers and Mexican-inspired dishes, like tacos and burritos.
This week, we’re going to help you marry the flavors of the West with marvelous mushrooms for some pretty tasty results. Looking for a way to enjoy these flavors outside of the kitchen? We’ve got you covered with three must-visit restaurants and chains out West.
Al Pastro Mushroom Tacos
Explore Mushrooms and the spicy flavors of the West in this recipe from @loveinmybelly.
Nothing beats a taco…unless it’s taco pizza. This version of Taco Pizza delivers the savory flavors of the West and packs in the umami by using The Blend in the meat topping.
On The Road
Texas Two Step Blended Burger | Curb Side Bistro
📍 Odessa, TX
Heading to Texas? Make sure to stop at Curb Side Bistro in Odessa, Texas to try the Texas Two Step Blended Burger. This blended burger is so delicious that it won the 2018 James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project. What goes into a winning burger? A 70/30 beef/mushroom patty topped with fried mushrooms, jalapeño, bacon cream cheese mix, spicy pickled red onions, pickle chips, cilantro ranch, baby spring mix lettuce and homemade prickly pear vinaigrette.
Cheese Steak Melt | Togo’s
Togo’s has been “Staying True to the Sandwich since 1971” by serving up fresh, made-to-order sandwiches to patrons in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. Among the 50+ menu items, the Cheese Steak Melt ranks high on our list. This sammie is composed of over a quarter pound of steak with sautéed mushrooms, roasted red peppers, sliced onions, American cheese and chipotle mayo.
‘Shroom Burger | Shake Shack
The West loves their burgers, so getting one while visiting is a must. 🍔 Make a pit stop at a Shake Shack location for their ‘Shroom Burger. Ready to be wowed? This burger has a crisp-fried portabella mushroom that’s filled with ooey, gooey muenster and cheddar cheese, then topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce.